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Something Needs to Change

A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need
Written by: David Platt
Narrated by: David Platt
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and ECPA Best Seller

The author of Radical takes listeners on a soul-searching journey through impoverished villages in the Himalayan mountains, daring them to make a difference in a world of urgent need, starting right where they live.

“Grippingly vulnerable and unforgettable. I could not put this book down.” (Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts)

While leading a team on a week-long trek of the Himalayas, best-selling author and pastor David Platt was stunned by the human needs he encountered, an experience so dramatic that it "changed the trajectory of my life." Meeting a man who'd lost his eye from a simple infection and seeing the faces of girls stolen from their families and trafficked in the cities, along with other unforgettable encounters, opened his eyes to the people behind the statistics and compelled him to wrestle with his assumptions about faith. In Something Needs to Change, Platt invites listeners to come along on both the adventure of the trek, as well as the adventure of seeking answers to tough questions like, "Where is God in the middle of suffering?" "What makes my religion any better than someone else's religion?" and "What do I believe about eternal suffering?" Platt has crafted an irresistible message about what it means to give your life for the gospel - to finally stop talking about faith and truly start living it. 

Praise for Something Needs to Change

“Rugged. Authentic. Gritty. Real. Worshipful. There are no other books like this one. I always pick up David’s books with a sense of excitement and, quite honestly, apprehension - because I know that areas of compromise and complacency in my life are going to be exposed. But this book exceeded even my high expectations, for which I am grateful. And so will you be. As David writes, it’s time to run, not walk. Let’s go.” (J. D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention) 

“Extraordinary and challenging. I’ve just never read a book like this before. I am so moved. Bring your full heart to this story and watch how God opens your eyes, changes your mind, and broadens the dreams you have for your life.” (Annie F. Downs, best-selling author of 100 Days to Brave and Remember God

“If you dare to read this book, you might just have an unexpected encounter with Jesus that leaves you weeping on the floor, as David’s experience did. Something changes within us when the seemingly overwhelming needs of the world present themselves simply in the life of a single person. Ultimately, I pray your compassion will be transformed to action.” (Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, president and CEO of Compassion International)

©2019 David Platt (P)2019 Random House Audio

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It's true - Something needs to change

Loved the journey with the author. It challenges every Christian to consider his calling seriously and to be missional in the places whereever God has placed us in. Praying that God would bring in a lasting change in my life.

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  • Ryan Peters
  • 05-11-19

Great content but distracting performance

Great story with lots of vivid imagery. It felt like I was with him on the trails, seeing and hearing and witnessing all the struggles of the people there. An excellent call to action at the end.

The author’s performance was a little distracting at times. He clearly cares deeply about physical and spiritual suffering in the world but unfortunately, that manifested itself in a voice that was almost crying for long periods of time. I found it helpful to speed up the audio during those parts.

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  • D. Bates
  • 06-10-19

Makes you examine your life as a disciple

David Platt explained in vivid detail the journey that he experienced and I felt like I was there. As I listened to this story, I cried...I rejoiced..and I prayed to God for those who are lost. I would recommend this book to all believers in Jesus Christ!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-11-19

Fantastic!

This book is extremely powerful. If you listen to it and are not changed then something is wrong. I pray that your heart will be opened as you listen to this.

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  • Amy Cobb
  • 05-11-19

Humbling, heartwrenching and soul shifting

If this book doesn't move or change you, something's wrong. I found myself crying one minute, smiling the next, and reflecting/searching for my own life thereafter. An emotional rollercoaster that leaves you breathless at the bottom of the mountain. Thank you David for taking this journey and sharing it with all of us.

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  • Jennifer
  • 21-03-20

Every Professing Christian MUST read this book!

Pray for God to prepare your heart to read this book. He will- and you will be changed for the better. Thank you David Platt for taking me on this missionary journey. I needed to know what’s happening across the world- thank you for taking me there through this book.

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  • K.Walk
  • 02-03-20

A Message Causing Self-Examination

Great listen and powerful word. It is difficult to absorb the message, but life-giving if applied. The plight of the impoverished exposes the urgent necessity of the gospel above all else.

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  • John
  • 27-02-20

Life changer

This book has seriously changed the way I see so many things - even as a pastor & missionary!

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  • David L.
  • 24-02-20

Very easy to get into

Smiled and cried. Best book I have listened to in a while. I shared with 10 people.

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  • shanna choate
  • 19-02-20

Great Book! Convicting!

Absolutely loved this book. This will definitely have you rethinking a LOT of things in your life.

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  • Aaron
  • 18-02-20

What an impactful Journey!

I really appreciated the way this audio book challenges and convicts by making you feel like you are on the mission field. The way that this book is worded and emotionally read by David Platt is powerful. Something needs to Change indeed.